Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Urn

Jack now officially has a more permanent urn. At last. After he died, our friend, Dan, said that he was probably in there bitching about being in plastic. He was right. I know it took a long time, but better late than never. He WAS in a heavy plastic bag in a brown plastic box with his name on a label. C'mon. He deserved something more classy than that. (This is said to myself.)

the original plastic box

I found this urn on the internet at a good price (for an urn). The darned things are expensive! I found one in his favorite color - cobalt blue. It's a stone and resin mix. I had it engraved with his name and his birth name in honor of his entire life, not just the later years. I hadn't originally chosen the pentagram on the order, but I let them know that a pentagram would be nice. When I saw the first proof, there it was. Could have floored me! I also retrofitted it in true Jack fashion. I used the pentagram that hung as a charm in his vehicle the entire time I knew him. What better way to wish him a safe journey in his life on the Other Side? I think he'd be proud.

I transferred his ashes into the new urn today. It feels good to have done that.

The top of the new urn. (The ashes go in through an opening in the bottom) Color is not totally accurate.

The new urn from the front, complete with retrofit. Color is better here


  1. It's beautiful, Linda. I'm sure he loves it. I can imagine an invisible sprite-sized Jack sitting on top of it, looking kind of like Errol Flynn, casting a protective eye on you and the girls.

  2. It's beautiful. But more importantly, its wonderfully sweet of you to demonstrate your love for him this way. I don't know if folks know the details of this world in the afterlife, but I'm sure the great love you still have for him transcends whatever barriers/distances exist between the dimensions and he feels LOVED.

  3. Sweet Linda,
    It is a fitting and LOVELY resting place for his corporal remains. And for those of us who knew him early in life, the inclusion of his Birth Name is a blessing.
    Without knowing it you have helped me to resolve part of a long-tormenting memory.
    Thank you for being both a wonderful wife and SIL.

  4. I cannot think of a more fitting urn - not even Jack himself could have designed one more fitting...

  5. It is beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes. He is dearly missed.

  6. This is a comment I've meant to make for a while: Jack once told me that cobalt blue was his very favorite color. He loved it so much he gave it a name porfil. Or perhaps he spelled it porphil, I don't know. I do know he couldn't help but buy something if it came in porphil glass. Every time I see glass of that color, I think of Jack.

    A more fitting urn there could not be.